The Bottom Line
Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sloppy Joe's honors Sylla

Sloppy Joe's recently presented the Jean Klausing Award to Employee of the Month Jean Steve Sylla, who is a member of the kitchen staff and has been with Sloppy Joe's for almost eight years. He was recognized for his outstanding performance and dedication to his work, according to a company press release.

Labrada joins Centennial

Centennial Bank recently announced the addition of Patrick Labrada as a residential mortgage lender in the North Roosevelt Boulevard office in Key West.

He has many years of residential lending experience at Capital Bank, Keys Financial Credit Union and First State Bank.

Labrada is a past president of the Rotary Club of Key West and served as chairman of the Key West Rotary Foundation from 2002 to 2008. He is also a past president of the Military Affairs Committee and a past member of the Monroe County School Board.

Hospital adds two directors

Lower Keys Medical Center recently named Monica J. Wells as director of special care services, which includes the intensive care unit and the intermediate care unit. Wells comes to Key West from Jacksonville, Fla., where she managed the ongoing education and regulatory compliance for the Trauma-Surgical and Neuroscience ICUs as well as the Rapid Response Team and Critical Care Float Pool at Shands Medical Center. She was also a staff nurse in the Trauma-Surgical ICU for three years.

Valerie Mullins has been named as the hospital's director of education. She has been with LKMC for four years and in that time has worked as an emergency services nurse, nursing supervisor, admissions nurse and most recently the interim education manager.

Mullins has been a nurse for 21 years and her background is in ICU, ER, trauma and flight nursing.

Goldman adds certification

Key West attorney Robert Goldman recently attended the Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediation Training with Mediation Services, Inc. at the University of Miami School of Law. He is now certified to mediate appellate court cases in addition to circuit civil and court cases.

Goldman is also a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator and has been practicing law in Key West since 1996, and in Illinois since 1980 mostly in the areas of business, corporate, commercial, construction law, contracts and civil litigation.